Question

What should I do if my laptop's fan is running high even when the lid is closed?


Answer

It is normal for your computer to get hot, and have a loud fan, if you are using high intensity apps, or many apps at the same time. It is abnormal if you don't have any applications open, your computer is shut, and the fan is still quite loud and your laptop is hot. 

 

  • Normal: Having Adobe Creative Cloud Applications active (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.) and your laptop gets hot, with a loud fan.
     
  • Abnormal: Having no apps, (or very few) open on your computer and the laptop is still getting very hot, and the fan is very loud.


The easiest way to fix this is usually to Restart your computer, after saving all your work. However if the problems still persists after you have restarted your computer, please visit 1Degree